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CARSON: A physician’s view on the sanctity of life (A Must Read)
The Washington Times ^ | January 22, 2013 | Ben S. Carson

Posted on 01/22/2014 8:59:43 AM PST by jazusamo

The thought of abortion for convenience is repugnant

Several years ago, I was consulted by a young woman who was 33 weeks pregnant and was on her way to Kansas get an abortion. I informed her of the multiple options available to her outside of abortion and she decided to go through with the pregnancy even though the child had hydrocephalus and required neurosurgical intervention after birth a few weeks later. She kept the baby and loves the beautiful child that has resulted.

A couple of decades ago, I came into the pediatric Intensive Care Unit on morning rounds and was told about a four-year-old girl who had been hit by an ice cream truck, and was comatose and exhibiting little neurological function other than reactive pupils. I tested her pupillary reflexes and both pupils were fixed and dilated. The staff indicated to me that this is something that must have just occurred. I grabbed the bed and with some help, transported her quickly to the operating room for an emergency craniotomy. I was met along the way by a senior neurosurgeon who told me I was wasting my time and that at best, we would end up with someone in a vegetative state.

Nevertheless, we completed the operation and a few days later, her pupils became reactive and she eventually left the hospital. I saw her a few years ago walking through the hospital with her own 4-year-old little girl. She was neurologically fully intact and told me she had become somewhat of a celebrity because of the experience I just related. What do these two stories have in common? They both involve precious lives that could easily have been discarded.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: abortion; bencarson; prolife
God Bless Ben Carson.
1 posted on 01/22/2014 8:59:43 AM PST by jazusamo
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To: AllAmericanGirl44; Bigg Red; duckman; EDINVA; ELS; fatnotlazy; gaijin; iceskater; laplata; ...
Ben Carson *Ping*

Ben Caron photo BenCarson_zps8b233ca1.jpg

Please Freepmail to get on or off this list…

2 posted on 01/22/2014 9:01:13 AM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

What polar opposites are Ben and Barrack. You cant get much more than 180 degrees out of reality can we.


3 posted on 01/22/2014 9:07:45 AM PST by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: jazusamo

What a wonderful doctor and a compassionate man.

For contrast; look at Abortion Queen Wendy Davis who - while she didn’t abort 2 children - she did abandon them.


4 posted on 01/22/2014 9:08:34 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: MHGinTN; narses

Ping!


5 posted on 01/22/2014 9:11:18 AM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

This is what good men do. Dr. Carson is such a man.


6 posted on 01/22/2014 9:11:29 AM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: George from New England; Responsibility2nd

Amen.


7 posted on 01/22/2014 9:12:03 AM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo
What I like most about Ben Carson is that I never heard of him until his famous speech in front of Obama at the National Prayer Breakfast a while back. The real heroes in this country are those who carry themselves with dignity, pursue a life of virtue, and don't seek constant recognition for what they do.

There was a time when I might have hoped to see Dr. Carson run for public office, but it's become obvious to me that the American political scene is really beneath people like him.

8 posted on 01/22/2014 9:15:23 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: jazusamo

Dr. Carson is speaking near here soon ... I sure hope he is considering a political career in the near future.


9 posted on 01/22/2014 9:15:50 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: George from New England

Yes, it’s the difference between a good and honorable man, and a spoiled, narcissistic BOY.


10 posted on 01/22/2014 9:20:12 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: jazusamo

God bless and keep Dr. Ben Carson and his precious family.


11 posted on 01/22/2014 9:21:14 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: jazusamo
B T T T ! ! ! ©

12 posted on 01/22/2014 9:21:33 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

I knew you’d really enjoy this, my FRiend.


13 posted on 01/22/2014 9:23:14 AM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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Please bump the Freepathon or click above and donate or become a monthly donor!

14 posted on 01/22/2014 9:24:28 AM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

Oh yes, indeed! I think the world of this wonderful man and great doctor.


15 posted on 01/22/2014 9:24:47 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: jazusamo

Like soetoro’s other murders committed on a large scale, the deathocrat Party fully backs him.


16 posted on 01/22/2014 9:26:59 AM PST by onedoug
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To: jazusamo

I love this man.


17 posted on 01/22/2014 9:28:26 AM PST by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
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To: jazusamo

Great Article!! Please add me to the Ben Carson Ping List. Many Thanks!


18 posted on 01/22/2014 9:41:45 AM PST by stonehouse01
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To: stonehouse01

Welcome to the Carson list, stonehouse01, you’re on.


19 posted on 01/22/2014 9:47:34 AM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

A beautifully written editorial, backed up with facts.


20 posted on 01/22/2014 9:53:21 AM PST by maica (We are seeing an interesting mixture of malice and incompetence at healthcare.gov)
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To: jazusamo

My father was a family practice doctor in a small rural community and delivered scores of babies. He could never understand how any physician knowing the miracle that is life could ever perform abortions. In his later years he once said that God would surely punish those who performed and promoted abortions as well as our country for allowing this to happen.


21 posted on 01/22/2014 10:06:00 AM PST by The Great RJ (Just wait untGe)
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To: The Great RJ

Your father was a wise man. I’ve thought about that for years and still can’t understand how a physician can perform abortions, the act is against everything they’ve worked hard for to become a healer and against their oath.


22 posted on 01/22/2014 10:13:38 AM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: George from New England

Obama doesn’t want his daughters punished with a baby.


23 posted on 01/22/2014 10:28:22 AM PST by tuffydoodle (Shut up voices, or I'll poke you with a Q-Tip again.)
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To: jazusamo

And yet...








Are you still killing your unborn?

-- GOD


 

24 posted on 01/22/2014 10:37:19 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: jazusamo

Thank you for the ping, I so enjoy what this man has to say.


25 posted on 01/22/2014 10:38:58 AM PST by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: jazusamo

The thought of abortion for convenience is repugnant...


But LEGAL!





I'd like to thank the United States Government for protecting me and my kind.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
You see, 40 years ago, my odds of making it out of the egg, alive, were very poor; about 80% of us died. 
 (http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=rachel-carson-silent-spring-1972-ddt-ban-birds-thrive)
 
 
But a lady discovered our plight and wrote a book that addressed our problem,
and, in 1972, a law was ammended protecting us even further. (http://www.fws.gov/midwest/eagle/protect/laws.html)
 
 
 
 
 
 
What I find strange is that the same government passed a law the very next year that allowed for killing
of unborn, and apparently unwanted, humans.  Little ones still nestled safely in their Mother's womb.
Around 25% of them are dying before birth - on average nearly 3,300 - every day of the year.
 
 
I hear that by now, somewhere around 55 MILLION of them have perished.
Wouldn't that kind of mess up the humans plans for growth, and welfare, and
retirement?
 
 
 
 
 
Strange birds; these Homo Sapiens.  Perhaps they'll come to their senses
before they are ALL dead!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

26 posted on 01/22/2014 10:39:15 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: jazusamo

I instinctively ignore thread with a “must read” tag. It is a bit presumptive. However Ben Carson overcame that instinct. Thanks for posting.


27 posted on 01/22/2014 11:01:07 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: MHGinTN
Dr. Carson is speaking near here soon

Tell more please.

28 posted on 01/22/2014 11:02:17 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

I hear you and believe that’s the first time I’ve ever added “must” to a title.


29 posted on 01/22/2014 11:03:39 AM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: Alberta's Child
but it's become obvious to me that the American political scene is really beneath people like him.

Yep. Would rather see him outside the public office, where he can actually do some good.

In politics, he'd either become hamstrung, or corrupted by the system.

30 posted on 01/22/2014 11:23:39 AM PST by wbill
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To: Elsie
Webcam of an eagle pair nest at Berry College, Rome, GA. Today a second egg!

Eagle Nest Webcam

31 posted on 01/22/2014 11:42:07 AM PST by Prov1322 (Enjoy my wife's incredible artwork at www.watercolorARTwork.com! (This space no longer for rent))
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To: jazusamo

Unfortunately, those who should read Dr. Carson’s writing won’t.

Thank you for the ping.


32 posted on 01/22/2014 11:44:22 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: bert; don-o; Mrs. Don-o; Tennessee Nana; NellieMae

(In my best Ernie imitation)’Hey Bert’, what are the date and time and place again, for the Dr Carson visit to Kingsport?


33 posted on 01/22/2014 1:09:03 PM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: MHGinTN
Ben Carson:

Beautiful writing, beautiful caring, beautiful man of God.

34 posted on 01/22/2014 2:05:33 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o ("We are God's children NOW.. what we shall be has not yet been revealed." - 1 John 3:2)
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To: MHGinTN; bert; don-o; Mrs. Don-o; Tennessee Nana; NellieMae

Ben Carson at Eastman Auditorium. February 25 @ 7:30.

My sister, who is in admin there says that Eastman is sponsoring and the flyer she has seen mentions education and training. So, I am not sure how much political we might expect.

She also mentioned they are considering streaming it because they anticipate a full house.


35 posted on 01/22/2014 2:26:56 PM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

I was told to come soon after 6 to get a seat


36 posted on 01/23/2014 3:59:33 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: MHGinTN

February 25, 2014 at 7:00 PM Easton Employee Center Wilcox drive Kingsport


37 posted on 01/23/2014 4:02:06 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: jazusamo

bump


38 posted on 01/23/2014 4:02:29 AM PST by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: don-o
...the flyer she has seen mentions education and training

Dr Carson's theme is always focused on education of the young as the only way our country will survive.

40 posted on 01/23/2014 12:35:41 PM PST by maica (We are seeing an interesting mixture of malice and incompetence at healthcare.gov)
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To: Dqban22
A live child born as a result of an abortion shall be fully recognized as a human person and accorded immediate protection under the law.

Every time I hear a commentator say that what Dr Gosnell in Philadelphia did was kill babies as a result of a 'botched' abortion, I want to scream. What he did was induce labor, and kill the result of a DELIVERY of a pre-term BABY.

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Another point totally ignored by the illustrious Illinois state senator: Babies conceived before the death of their father, and born after his death, inherit his estate; and this law pre-dates our Constitution.

41 posted on 01/23/2014 12:42:56 PM PST by maica (We are seeing an interesting mixture of malice and incompetence at healthcare.gov)
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